As a tribute to my favorite season of the year, I created this mixed media poster design. I took the photo above at Santa Monica beach on the last day of summer in 2013. I used Photoshop to create outlines of the scene in the photo and add neon colors to capture the calming mood. I printed this design on canvas twice; once as a Christmas gift for my mother, and another for myself that hangs in my living room above the sofa. The design and process were inspired by artist John Van Hamersveld’s iconic Endless Summer poster.